Posted on February 6, 2011 at 10:24 pm

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Manish Arora Ready-to-Wear Spring/Summer 2011 Paris Fashion Week

Manish Arora to revive Paco Rabanne Womenswear Line

Today he said: “In 1966, I started out with twelve experimental dresses in contemporary materials, and more than 40 years later, the time has come for new experiences. The Paco Rabanne House must invent other things, touch different universes, have a different outlook and reach out to the public differently. From now on we must avoid the industrial dimension, but return to the craftsmanship aspect and produce small collections.”

The Paris-based label plans to stage ongoing collaborations like the Comme des Garçons bag initiative, under a creative laboratory scheme called “Paco Lab”, with British designer Judy Blame on board from March.

Arora, who started his label in 1997, is known for his fantastical and boldly colourful designs. His creations have been sported on the red carpet by the not-so-shy likes of popstars Katy Perry, Nicki Minaj and M.I.A.

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